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Magic: the Gatheringa Card Game Advent Calendar 



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Magic: the Gathering" Card 



Game Advent Calendar 



Written By: L Bricker 



TOOLS: 



Cutting mat (1) 

Markers or other decorating materials 
ID 

Ruler (1) 
• X-Acto knifed) 



PARTS: 



Booster packs of "Magic: the Gathering" 
or other cards (3) 

Pieces of large card stock poster board 
or cardboard (at least 14"x27") (2) 

Pieces of 2"x3" paper (24) 

Vfe" double-sided adhesive tape (100') 

Single-sided tape (1) 



SUMMARY 

This year my son was enamored of Advent calendars -the idea of getting a little something 
every day from Hanukkah to Christmas. He also wanted to give them as gifts to his friends. 
He came up with the idea of a calendar that contained Magic: the Gathering cards. This was 
a great rainy-day-off school project for the two of us. We put it together using paper and tape 
(and the cards, of course) in just about an hour or so. 



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Step 1 — "Magic: the Gathering" Card Game Advent Calendar 




• Start by cutting 2 pieces of paper 
to the right size. 



Step 2 




• Draw grid lines where you want the 
pockets to go. Leave at least 1/2 
inch on each side of the card. 



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Step 3 




• Cut 24 "pocket" pieces (2"x3"). You could also probably use post-it notes. 

• Tape the pockets onto the grid using the single-sided tape. 

Step 4 




• Using a card you don't care about as a guide, put the card in the pocket and score around 
the top half. 

• Do not score all the way around; leave some parts uncut. Also, don't cut the tape from the 
pocket above. 



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• Decorate the front and label the 
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• Flip it over and put the cards in order in the pockets. Make sure you note where the #1 
pocket is and go in the right order. 

• My son decided that the last day should contain a full booster pack as a special present. 



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Step 7 




• Put double-sided tape in the gutters around the cards. Make sure the cards don't touch the 
tape. 

• Put the back onto the front, carefully aligning the sides and press firmly to make sure they 
stick. 

• Trim the edges to make sure both sides are the same height/width. 



Step 8 




• Proudly present! 



The calendars are a hit with the recipients! They can't wait to start opening them up. 



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